Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /lɪft/

Translation of lift in French:


  • 2 (ride) she asked me for a lift elle m'a demandé de la conduire can I give you a lift? je peux te déposer quelque part?
  • 3 [fam] (boost) to give sb a lift remonter le moral à qn


  • 1 (pick up) soulever [object, person] to lift sth out of the box sortir qch de la boîte
  • 3 (remove) lever [ban, sanctions]
  • 4 (boost) to lift sb's spirits remonter le moral à qn
  • 5 [fam], (steal) piquer [fam] (from dans)


Phrasal verbs

lift off

lift off [rocket] décoller; [top, cover] s'enlever
lift [sth] off enlever [cover, lid]

lift up

soulever [book, suitcase, lid]; lever [head, veil, eyes]; relever [jumper, coat]

Definition of lift in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day colloquy
Pronunciation: ˈkäləˌkwē
a conversation